Global Economic Development


Global Empowerment Solutions (GES) is dedicated to helping create sustainable wealth through entrepreneurship and economic development in cities and countries across the world. Read more 

Global Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs are increasingly interconnected as our world shrinks through technology advancements. Global Empowerment Solutions (GES) creates opportunities to strengthen these connections through trade and business development.  Read more

Management Consulting

Global Empowerment Solutions (GES) works with organizations, corporations, and governments to help create economic development solutions that support sustainable growth and entrepreneurship development. Read more

Programs for entrepreneurs

The Holiday Hustle

The Holiday Hustle is a program for entrepreneurial hustlers and conscientious shoppers. The hustlers learn how to turn their passion into a profit and the shoppers have the opportunity to buy directly from the hustlers.

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The Federal Files

From acronyms to agencies and formulating an attack plan, The Federal Files program helps established businesses to strategically navigate the federal government and develop a winning procurement formula.  

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The Tailored Touch

The Tailored Touch is a 6 month program for women who are existing entrepreneurs and executives transitioning to full-time business ownership.  Read more

About Us

Who We Are

 Global Empowerment Solutions (GES) is a woman-owned firm established in 2015 by Samira Cook Gaines and Candice Miles, both of whom believe in the power of entrepreneurship to create a pathway out of poverty.  Read more

Samira Cook Gaines

 Samira was born with a global heart that drew her to public service.  She has traveled the world educating organizations, entrepreneurs, and governments on economic empowerment, women's issues and entrepreneurship. 

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Candice Miles

Candice is an experienced advocate for entrepreneurship, federal government contracting and economic development. Beginning her career during the economic boom of the housing market, she followed an inner calling to help people and entrepreneurship answered.  Read more


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Global Empowerment Solutions

Washington, District of Columbia, United States